Below is an archive of news about Penn State Geography faculty, students, staff, and alumni in descending order by date.
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 10:29am
Description: While working on his dissertation on volunteered geographic information, Department of Geography doctoral student Sterling Quinn noticed that one of these kinds of applications, OpenStreetMap, was being used for typhoon Haiyan relief,...
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 9:36am
Description: Across the Mid-Atlantic region, state agencies, environmental groups, developers, and private landowners have struggled to assess the quality of their wetlands in a consistent and actionable way. Sarah Chamberlain, a senior research assistant with Riparia...
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 11:35am
Description: If you have ever gone hiking, you may have heard the saying that any snake you might encounter on the trail is more afraid of you than you are of it. Given the chance, a snake may retreat from a human on foot, but it is much less likely to recognize the...
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:12pm
Description:  "In fact, RE systems have inherent functional and strategic advantages over incumbent energy systems that strongly recommend widespread adoption, independent of climate change and fossil resource scarcity." Kirby Calvert joined the...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 9:16am
Description: Reflections on 20 years of RipariaA dialogue between Rob Brooks, director, and Denice Wardrop, associate directorSpecial excerpt from the fall 2013 GEOGRAPHY newsletter commemorating 20 years of RipariaRob Brooks (RPB): Denice, you came to Penn State as a...
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 11:57am
Description: Recent graduate M. Chelsea Nestel (nee Gilliam) has been awarded a Fellowship worth $5,000 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society...
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 9:45am
Description: Crowdsourcing helps answer questionsImagine that you are asked to describe the layout of a room. Do you think that the language you speak influences your perception of the room? For example, in English the same preposition is used to...
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 8:34am
Description: Notes from a field trip by Lakshman Yapa• View as a publication on issuu (NEW!)• Download the slideshow to view manually.• Watch the video below.
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 1:04pm
Description: Editor's Note Dear Geography Community, It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Wilbur Zelinsky, professor emeritus, long-time faculty member in the Department of Geography, and renowned scholar. Wilbur passed peacefully at...
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 3:02pm
Description: The Environmental Law Institute has announced that Robert P. Brooks, a preeminent wetlands scientist at Penn State, has received the 2013 National Wetlands Award for Science Research. Brooks and six other award recipients were honored at a ceremony at...
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 11:07am
Description: Undergraduate Student Spotlight by Rachel Brown Time management is often a struggle for most first-year students. But for Blake Naito, a freshman from Littleton, Colorado, with a family legacy in geography, it is a strength that has...
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 10:02am
Description: Annual department Recognition Reception held on April 26       Jeff Gockley Memorial Award recipient Katherine Meckler with the Gockley family. As the spring semester came to a close, students, faculty, staff,...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 9:54am
Description: More than 60 students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, and staff from the Department of Geography are presenting at the AAG annual meeting in Los Angeles, California, April 9 to 13, 2013.  Updated Link to spreadsheet on...
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:08am
Description: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHT by  Aimee Culbert For Jonathan and Sarah Sharp, the drive from their hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to Penn State is nothing compared to the other trips they’ve taken together. Countless...
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:22am
Description: by Lakshman Yapa, Department of Geography, Penn StateEven though higher income households vote Republican in all regions of the country, paradoxically, states that vote Republican are overwhelming poor. This is part two of...

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